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stops is somewhat less than clear. when it comes to the nsa phone spying on angela merkel and other world leaders, the "wall street journal" reports president claims not to have known about it until last summer. another official tells us he was briefed on the details of what the nsa was doing. and late today the democrat senator, dianne feinstein, weighed in with this. and i'm quoting now, "it is my understanding that president obama was not aware chancellor merkel's communications were being collected since 2002. that is a big problem." she also says she wasn't briefed either and is calling for a total review of all intelligence programs. others are being no less blunt and the white house is in deep damage control mode right now. our chief national security reporter and jim acosta is joining us now. jim, first to you, a tough statement from the chairman, dianne feinstein. what is the white house reaction? >> the white house reaction in part, wolf, is that the senator is correct that the president did not know about this foreign surveillance program aimed at world leaders. but they
on german chancellor angela merkel, the white house claims they did not know about it. a senior official backs it up. another official says he was briefed on what the details of the nsa were doing, even if he didn't know the phone was tapped. and dianne feinstein weighed in with this. i am quoting now. it is my understanding that president obama was not aware that chancellor merkel's communications were being collected since 1992. that was a big problem. she also says she was not briefed either and is calling for a review of the white house programs. our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto is joining us, jim, a tough statement from dianne feinstein, what is the white house's reaction? >> well, the white house's reaction is that the senator is correct, the president did not know about this foreign surveillance program aimed at world leaders. but they are taking issue, wolf, with one thing that the senator did say in that statement. and that is that these collection activities aimed at foreign leaders will not continue. i talked to a senior administration official who said th
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